COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Ty Johnson ran for 168 yards, Teldrick Morgan returned a punt 83 yards for a score and Maryland finally became bowl eligible by beating Rutgers 31-13 Saturday.

After losing four straight by a combined 191-49 score, the Terrapins (6-6, 3-6 Big Ten) took the lead for good in the opening minute and cruised to the finish.

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With its sixth win, Maryland will end its initial season under coach DJ Durkin by playing in a bowl game for only the fourth time since 2008.

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Rutgers (2-10, 0-9) finished its first year under Chris Ash with nine consecutive defeats. The Scarlet Knights were outscored 360-86 in Big 10 games.

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The Terrapins led 21-7 at halftime and finished with 318 yards rushing. Senior quarterback Perry Hills, who missed last week’s loss to Nebraska with a shoulder injury, returned to go 9 for 15 for 96 yards.